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| April 16, 2016
At a packed rally in Flagstaff, Arizona, Bernie Sanders delivered a passionate speech calling for rights to be restored to Native Americans and indigenous peoples across America. Sanders spoke to several thousand supporters gathered outside of Flagstaff, in the heart of Navajo Country. According to the Associated Press, Sanders deviated from his traditional stump speech — in which he normally calls for tuition-free college, universal health care as a human right, and a $15 an hour minimum wage — to specifically address centuries of injustices the U.S. government has perpetrated upon Native Americans.
| April 16, 2016
The national articulation of social movements towards ALBA in Canada condemns the military police repression against the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) encampment in the state of Paraná, Brazil on April 7, 2016. Reports state that military Police and security guards from the lumber company, Araupel entered the Dom Tomas Balduino encampment where some 2,500 families were living. They proceeded to expel the families off the land and fired on thousands of families killing two MST campesino activists and wounding many more.
by Justin Kong | April 15, 2016
On April 15, workers and community members throughout Canada will join together and take to the streets to demand better work for all. We ride upon the waves of recent victories in California and New York where workers won a $15 minimum wage in their states. The most immediate lesson is a simple one, when workers organize together, they win. While the specific tactics and demands may look different and vary across each region what we are united in is our goal for fair work and economic justice.
by Ontario Health Coalition | April 15, 2016
The data is irrefutable. Ontario’s cuts to hospital nursing care and hospital beds are the most severe of anywhere in Canada. In a new report Beyond Limits: Ontario’s Deepening Hospital Cuts Crisis released today, the Ontario Health Coalition finds that the cuts to community hospital care are a result of eight consecutive years of global funding for the province’s hospitals.
Bullet #1247: What Did Quebec Public-Sector Unions Achieve?
by Ashley Smith | April 15, 2016
After a wave of protests and job actions that culminated in Quebec's largest general strike in decades last December, public-sector unions have agreed to a series of contracts with disappointing concessions that raise questions about where the struggle in Quebec will go next. On December 9, more than 400,000 workers shut down government services to defend their wages, benefits and working conditions. Liberal Party Premier Philippe Couillard provoked the strike by demanding massive concessions. Unions formed a bargaining alliance, the Common Front, to negotiate with the government.
by David Bush | April 14, 2016
As the Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign rolls along in its struggle to raise living standards for Ontario’s workers, it has to be asked, where is Ontario’s NDP? The Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign was launched last spring in an effort to address the systemic problems facing low-wage and precarious workers in Ontario. The province has seen an explosion in the growth of precarious work.
Bullet #1246: What Die Linke Should Do
by Bernd Riexinger | April 14, 2016
The March 13 regional election results were a bitter setback for Die Linke and everyone fighting for social justice and democracy in Germany. The results of the parliamentary elections in Saxony-Anhalt, Baden-Württemberg, and Rhineland-Palatinate signify a major shift in the political landscape. For years now, studies have identified a potential voting base for parties of the far right ranging from 15 to 20 per cent of the electorate.
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| 2:00pm, Saturday May 14, 2016
Trinity Square Video, 401 Richmond West, Toronto.
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|Public Exposures: The Art-Activism of Condé + Beveridge (1976-2016)|
This multi-gallery survey spans the career of the political-art duo, from their rejection of the New York art scene in the 70s and move to Canada, where they've collaborated with unions, communities and artist-run centres, to a recent work about climate change and hockey. They originally adopted the staged-photo format to protect unionists who feared identification by management, but soon found the strategy allowed them to push their social justice message further. They've devoted their life's work to exploring the intersections of wage labour and creativity.
Exhibition runs May 14 – June 25, 2016
Opening Reception at Trinity Square Video (401 Richmond St W. Suite 121), Saturday May 14, 2-4 PM
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